Unless I miss my guess, we all need a good laugh today. I sure do—and proffer this:
February 4, 2011 • 1:53 pm
Why Evolution is True is a blog written by Jerry Coyne, centered on evolution and biology but also dealing with diverse topics like politics, culture, and cats.
50 thoughts on “Friday LOLz”
Where’s Jaco Pastorius?
Very, very cute. Thanks. (I needed that)
Jaco must have sold his soul and went downstairs.
That’s right. That’s where all the really killer musicians are hangin’ anyway.
Ceiling cat can see everyone’s cards!
Who’s the guy with the glasses? And where’s George Burns?
Anyway, what’s wrong with today?
Umm. . . who played “Layla”?
Every teenaged boy with an acoustic guitar in 1993.
I don’t remember The Who ever covering “Layla”….
Groan. One can get so much “who’s on first” mileage out of that…
Once had a conversation with a friend of my son’s about a song playing on the radio:
FOS: Who plays that?
FOS: That’s by Yes?
FOS: Then who plays it?
You’re lucky he didn’t set The Police on you for that….
Yeah, they might have had Styx…
Free associatingly, this detour brought to mind an old joke from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. They used to have a running gag about turning the most-impossible-sounding names into song-lyric punchlines for knock-knock jokes. Don’t know if you’re old enough to get either of the references (name or song) in this one, Ben, but it was my all-time favorite. Thing is, if you sing the last line the right way, it really works!
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Anna Maria Alberghetti who?
♫ Anna Maria Alberghetti in a taxi, honey…♪
That really happened to me when I was in college. “Baba O’Reilly” came on the car radio, and my friend asked me “Who is that?” and it went on from there.
I once saw two folk musicians do a screamingly funny whos-on-first about The Who, Yes, and The Band. Sadly, not recorded AFAIK.
“The comedy troupe The Credibility Gap did a rock group variation on this routine involving a promoter, played by Harry Shearer, and a newspaper advertising salesman, played by David L. Lander. The acts were The Who, The Guess Who and Yes.
Eugene Levy and Tony Rosato also performed a variation on this theme on the TV series SCTV, with the rock groups The Band, The Who, and Yes. The final punchline changed to “This is for the birds (The Byrds)!” “Oh, they split up years ago!”
Similarly, in an episode of Animaniacs, Slappy and Skippy Squirrel attend the first Woodstock Festival, where they pay homage to the routine by confusing the names of the bands The Who, The Band, and Yes.
Ummmm, Duane Allman?
JC is right. My sense of humor has flown out the window the last 3 days. Thanks.
… and I quote from the holy wall in the alley, “Clapton is God”
Did anyone answer your second question? I’d like to know too.
Ceiling Cat, FSM, Jesus, Xenu (or the Raelians’ Elohim?), Jehovah, Clapton and Morgan Freeman (in “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty”) I recognize, but what’s up with the dromaeosaurid god?
That’s Raptor Jesus. As in, “The divine trinity of Raptor Jesus shelters us from the coming Velocirapture…”
I thought it was God Zilla.
Ha! Just noticed ceiling cat!
Isn’t that Zeus (with lightning) not Jehovah? Could be either I guess.
No, you’re right. It’s definitely Zeus. YHWH is the dude on the left who got his start on “The Electric Company”.
You’re right; it’s Zeus.
If I were a practicing Jew, I would feel slighted by this. Hmph.
I assumed the alien-guy was Thor from Stargate.
Definitely one of the Asgard, anyway. They all used the same puppet so they all look alike.
I thought that was just me, since I re-watched a bunch of Atlantis recently. I saw the pic and immediately thought HERMIOD!
That’s Xenu? I thought it was Thor from Stargate!
That’s some pretty good blasphemy!
Hey, where’s George Burns?!
“Mohammad Not Pictured” LMAO!
Except, technically (if it’s a picture of deities), it should be “Allah Not Pictured”, since Muhammad was supposed to be merely a prophet.
Ceiling cat perpetually looks hungry to me. I always want to give him a treat.
Him? Ceiling cat is male?!
The main page of the website uses the pronoun “he,” but it is possible CC transcends our narrow, earthly conceptions of gender. I like to think CC is both of our world and outside space and time.
Ceiling cat has that dark-eyed look that means “I am about to attack!”
Oooh, what are the eyes under the table?!
Clemmie–I thought Zeus, too, and I’m sure you’re right as a very similar image shows up early with Google images.
Maybe Jesus is supposed to represent the whole “Judeo-Christian” thing (though Jews might object!).
Shirley, those eyes must belong to Basement Cat?
Of course they do.
Who would be daft enough to play poker with omniscient God(s)?
There would be no skill or bluffing, it would just be down to mechanistic processes.
I sense a Deep Theological Question here: Can an omnipotent god shuffle the deck so thoroughly as to confound his own omniscience?
Can an omniscient god NOT cheat at poker?
Could you post a link to the original?
Yea, verily Clapton is God! Accommodate that!
Somewhat tangentially: we actually have ceiling cat at our house lately. I’m almost finished a basement reno, and some of the ceiling panels are still down. Zeno found his way up there, and now looks down, most fascinated, when we play ping-pong.
It’s a little surprising that the Flying Spaghetti Monster isn’t playing more than one hand. Just sayin’.
Purrfect picture for a Caturday.